Alabama Record Vs. LSU Impressive

T.J. Yeldon

It is not the first time things have not looked good for Alabama in Tiger Stadium and playing against LSU. In 1979 Alabama was bound for a second consecutive national championship, but it was a nail-biter in Baton Rouge with the Tide finally pulling out a 3-0 win. This year it was a four-point win, and Bama remains the team to beat for the 2012 national title.



One reason Alabama has won a lot of championships is because the Tide has a pretty good record against strong teams, such as LSU. With Saturday night's 21-17 win, the Crimson Tide now has a 47-25-5 record against the Fighting Tigers. More impressive is that Bama has a record of 25-9-2 against LSU in Baton Rouge.

Alabama Coach Nick Saban improved his record against the Tigers to 4-4 since coming to Tuscaloosa. Bama has won two of the last three and four of the last six games against LSU.

With the win, Alabama improves to 21-6 against the Associated Press top 25 over the past four seasons and 12-4 against AP Top Ten teams. Alabama was ranked number one and LSU number 5 going into the game.

Bsma added to the halftime lead resulting in victory dominance the Tide has had under Saban. When leading at the half (Bama was up 14-3 Saturday night), Alabama has a record of 58-3 under Saban.

Alabama increased its school record scoring streak to 151 games.

The Tide continues to play without having suffered an interception. Alabama and Louisiana Tech are the only teams in the nation to have not given up an intercepted pass. It has been over 12 games since Alabama last threw an interception, which is the longest streak in the nation.

A.J. McCarron continues to build on his career record of passes thrown without an interception. His streak is now at 289 passing attempts without a pick.

McCarron has now thrown 19 touchdown passes this year. He had only 16 all last season. McCarron, a junior, now has 38 career touchdown passes, which ranks fourth in Alabama history. John Parker Wilson is the leader with 47. McCarron's 19 passing touchdowns in a season is one behind the Alabama record of 20 held by Greg McElroy, set in 2010.

Alabama placekicker Jeremy Shelley is the nation's only placekicker to have not missed an extra point or a field goal kick this year. Shelley was 3-3 against LSU and is now 45-45 on PAT tries. He did not attempt a field goal against LSU and remains at 9-9.

When Drew Alleman kicked a 38-yard field goal in the first quarter to give LSU a 3-0 lead, it marked the first time since the Ole Miss game that Bama had trailed in a game. It was only the second time this season the Tide had trailed. Bama would also trail in the fourth quarter before making its remarkable comeback.

Although HaHa Clinton-Dix had been announced as the starting safety, it was Nick Perry who opened in Bama's secondary.

Alabama captains were safety Robert Lester, offensive guard Chance Warmack, and defensive end Damion Square.

The game was played before 93,374, a new Tiger Stadium record.

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